Charles Frederick Vendrick, known his whole life as Fred, died unexpectedly on January 4, 2016. He was born to Cora Etta and Ladarus Vendrick on February 26, 1942, on a farm near Bippus, Indiana. He grew up on that farm, and then attended Ball State University in order to become a high school teacher. Finally leaving Indiana for Colorado, and then California, he worked as a teacher, an airline employee, and finally, in industry. Beginning in childhood, his wonderful talent for singing became widely known. Music was his strong interest for the rest of his life. In 1977 he married Dody Miller, who survives, together with two children Justine Hopton (Brent) and Larry Miller; two grandchildren Parker and Danielle Hopton; and a niece and nephew, Teresa Trompeter and Thomas Vendrick. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert.

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  1. I will remember Fred as a wonderful caring man, so loving and devoted to his wife.
    He blessed many with his beautiful voice here on earth, now He is singing in the heavenly choir With the angels. My deepest condolances to Dody and her family. Dee

  2. Dody and Family, my sincere condolences to all of you. I have very fond memories of Fred\’s and my time together as children. Our visits were too few as we got older but certainly enjoyable with all of you. My love and hugs to all.

  3. Connie and I offer our deepest condolences to you, Dody and your family. Fred was always a friendly and joyful person who toke sincere interest in our family’s well being. His wonderful tenor voice has been a powerful and moving inspiration that will be sincerely missed. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

  4. I am so very sorry.. I can not begin to express my sadness. I can always recall his wonderful and unique laugh whenever I need a smile.

  5. Our sincere condolences to you, Doty. Fred was a great person to know and if you were having a bad day, he would always have a laugh that made you smile.

  6. Dody, we are so sorry to hear about Fred. At a loss for words. After getting a text from you a couple of weeks ago,we were so happy to hear from you and it brought back memories.Don’t hesitate to keep in touch with us. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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